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Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

2 days ago

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

5 days ago

Sometimes a forbidden symbol in religious institutions, a rainbow LGBT flag covered the back wall of the Interfaith Center as attendees sat together in unity.  The UVM Interfaith Center held a religious service Sept. 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and LGBT resilience. The eve...

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

The smell of hay, freshly mowed grass and barn animals mingled with the early morning breeze.  Riders comfortably settled into the hustle of barn life that began at 9 a.m.  Located at 430 Spear St, the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center houses the UVM Horse Barn Co-op.  The UVM Horse Bar...

Sex education expert offers non-judgemental advice

Sex education expert offers non-judgemental advice

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff writer

September 4, 2019

Honesty, humor and inclusivity are pillars of  Jenna Emerson’s practice. Posters covered her office as she spoke about her path to professionalism.  Living Well’s sex education expert Jenna Emerson first became interested in sexuality education while taking a gender and sexuality class as an u...

Summer internships yield valuable work experience

Summer internships yield valuable work experience

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 1, 2019

While the school year is crammed with classes, course work and extracurriculars, for some the summer is just as action packed.  Between internships, jobs and summer fun, many UVM students were busy learning and expanding their horizons this summer.  Sophomore Kelsey Deemer worked as a camp ...

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

UVM cannabis consumption reaches a new high

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 15, 2019

UVM has been ranked the top school in the nation for cannabis consumption, according to the latest rankings from the Princeton Review. Also in the top five were the University of Rhode Island, Wesleyan University and Skidmore College, according to an August 9 VTDigger article.  Every year...

SpringFest 2019

SpringFest 2019

Jack Eccleston, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The line spread all the way down Main street as thousands of excited festival goers flocked to catch some of the east coast’s finest rappers perform at UVM. SpringFest 2019, a block party hosted by the UVM Program Board, was held on April 27 in the Jeffords Parking Lot. Although it threatened t...

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 26, 2019

Despite the rain and overcast weather, several hundred students and community members gathered on the indoor tennis courts and turf of the Patrick Gym for the fourth annual 4/20 5K for Wellness April 20. At the same time, students from all across campus trekked to Redstone campus to participate in a ...

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff Recommends: fun things to try the next time you get high

Culture Staff

April 25, 2019

Whether you’re toking up on your own or sharing with a group, check out what the Culture staff recommends for high time entertainment and grub.   The Joy of Painting Jonathan Greenberg Bob Ross’s series is a must watch. No matter your current state of mind, it is impossible not to ...

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Interview with a pusher: drugs on campus

Cyrus Oswald, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Cannabis doesn’t actually grow like a weed, at least in Vermont. So to get pot, most people have to buy it. To buy cannabis, you need a dealer. Greg is a pusher, or drug dealer, in his dorm. His name has been changed for this interview.  Greg lives on campus and deals with a partner. In his ro...

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff Recommends: a guide to self care

Culture Staff

April 22, 2019

At a time when “Treat yourself” has become more of a marketing tactic than real advice, it’s important to practice self-care. Millenials spend twice as much time as baby boomers do on self-care, according to a June 2017 NPR article. Even with that in mind, it’s hard to remember to de...

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Olympian turns passion into purpose

Bridget Higdon, Culture Editor

April 18, 2019

When U.S. Olympian Alex Deibold isn’t chasing winter around the globe, he spends his days fighting to protect the snow his sport requires. Deibold visited UVM April 10 with representatives from Protect Our Winters. His talk, “Turn Your Passion Into Purpose,” explained how outdoor enthu...

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